Gears of War is a third-person shooter video game created and owned by Epic Games and published by Microsoft Studios. The games that currently make up the series takes place on the fictional planet Sera, and focus on a war between humans and creatures known as Locust. All of the games are noted for their heavy violence. Gears of War follows the troops of Delta Squad of the Coalition of Ordered Governments in a last-ditch effort to win the war against an enemy known as the Locust Horde, and to save humankind from annihilation.

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The Gears of War games are rated "M" for mature audiences. The main reason for this rating is because of the blood and gore, intense violence, and strong language. There are parts where decapitation and limb disembowelment are very common, and profound language can be heard throughout the game.

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